Imaginary dialog from the summer of 1985
COOL KID: Hey, didja hear about James?
COOL KID: No, dummy, the band James. From England.
ME: Oh, yeah, I think I read something about them in CMJ.
COOL KID: Morrissey likes them!!
ME: Wait. Morrissey Morrissey? But he hates everything!
COOL KID: Right! So they must be awesome.
ME: Yeah. But how much like The Smiths do they sound like?